Fitness has been the one constant in my life; my vehicle both personally and professionally. Working out transformed me from a shy skinny kid with zero personality or confidence to the strong, able, and assertive man you I am today. Unmarried with no kids, I turned 31 this year and benchmarked 10 years in the fitness industry, with 2012 marking the most eventful and dramatic of those years. For the past 8 years, I have spent my time traveling up and down highways, in and out of hotels, and married to my job. Through a series of events, I ultimately walked away from the company that consumed my world for 8 years, leaving behind my job and taking with me no real plan or direction.
Between the world I walked away from and the unknown destination I was heading to, the stress and mental anguish mounted…yet one thing remained; I would always have fitness. I realized I could find solace and zen for myself and for the people around me through health and fitness. Never regretting a single decision, I know that my past made me who I am today, and more importantly, it made me appreciate the opportunity that presents itself to me now…
I have always believed that where there is great risk there is even greater reward. All the years spent up and down the road and away from family and friends has paid dividends to me countless times over. Some people are born with a specific calling; I was born to be a personal trainer. It is my craft. It is something I truly love. I don’t get pleasure from the power or the physicality, but from the difference I see in the eyes of my clients when they finally discover how to love not only who they are, but who they are becoming. For me, this profession has never been about money or fame; those things come and go. Instead, I acknowledge, appreciate, and cherish the fact that impacting someone’s inner and outer being is an eternal gift I receive that can never be surpassed; and there is absolutely no better feeling than that.
My journey through the world of fitness has impacted me in ways I never dreamed possible. As a man who has lived and breathed the pain and the rewards of a life with and without fitness, I have learned along the way to never accept anything less than greatness from myself and from others. Take a chance on fitness. You will never be sorry that you did. It may just be the life-changing moment you’ve been waiting for… and I can give it to you.